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How To Peel Sweet Potato

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Peeling sweet potatoes

People often ask how to peel sweet potato.  But peeling sweet potato is a fairly simple process.  Below are some simple steps on how to peel sweet potato:



Step 1

Buy a sweet potato that is firm.  Sweet potato skin is coarse but is should not be blemished or bruised.  It is rich brown in color.  If the skin has white patches then do not buy that sweet potato.  The sweet potato should not be stored in the refrigerator.  It will harden the core.


Step 2

Wash the sweet potato in cold water to remove the dirt from its skin.  Pat dry with a paper towel and place on the chopping board.  Chop an inch from both the ends with a chef's knife.


Step 3

Hold the sweet potato firmly with your fingertips on the chopping board or in your palm. Peel strips of the sweet potato skin by running the vegetable peeler from one end of the potato to another end.  


Step 4

If you are using raw sweet potatoes then place them in cold water with some lemon juice.  


If you find it difficult to peel the skin off a raw sweet potato then simply boil the sweet potato for 10 minutes and peel off the skin.  You can also bake sweet potatoes for 30 minutes and peel the skin. 


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How To Peel Sweet Potato